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Walt Pickut’s writing career began with publishing medical research in1971 while working at the Jersey City Medical Center and the NYU Hospital and School of Medicine. Walt holds board registries in respiratory care and sleep technology as well as bachelor's degrees in biology and communication, and a master's degrees in physiology from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey, with additional graduate work in mass communication completed at SUNY Amherst. He currently teaches Presentational Speaking in the Houghton College PACE program at JCC and holds memberships in the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He lives in Jamestown with his wife Nancy, an MSW social worker, and has three children: Dr. Cait Lamberton in Pittsburgh, Bill Pickut, a marketing executive in Chicago, and Rev. Matt Pickut in Plymouth, IN.

“…and I helped!”

The first part of that phrase has moved from a TV ad into everyday talk. Anything that is “quick, easy, and done,” is said...

Observatory Doors Opening for Doors Open Jamestown

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Board of Directors, MMMAA The Martz-Kohl Observatory is inviting local residents to join us at 176 Robin Hill Road in Frewsburg on Saturday,...

What’s behind the Green door?

Remember that song? It was good old rock ‘n roll with a honky-tonk piano playing along for good measure. If you do remember it, you’re...

Peterson’s Candies

A Sweet Tradition Continues Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Peterson’s Candies, famed for years locally for everything chocolate, is under new ownership this year. But the same time-honored...

Win, lose, or succeed?

There’s an old farm boy fable about two long-tailed cats who met face-to-face while walking along the top of a fence. Neither would let...

Government Shutdown?

It’s Business as Usual – Mostly Contributing Writer Walt Pickut The U.S. Congress will not let the President spend money the country cannot pay. Blame the President...

The Great Attractor

Somewhere out in space, far across the universe, astronomers have discovered something mysterious that wants to eat us. It is sucking us, and several hundred...

Jamestown Attracts the World – 2019

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Jamestown’s Attractors’ Group has set out to draw the world to Jamestown, and they seem to be winning. Their job is to...

The Great Green Comet of 2018

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Martz-Kohl Board of Directors Beginning in early December, sky watchers around the world began to report that Comet 46P/Wirtanen was brightening noticeably as...

A Gift Refused?

Gifts are meant to make the receiver happy. That’s probably a universal truth about gift-giving. But, as Forrest Gump so famously reminded us, “My mom...

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